Burned several 210 meg cds last year.New machine here and running xp/sp2 home.cd does not access minicd except on properties it reports 0 bytes used and available on blank mini as well as known good ones written to.
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Re: 210 meg mini cd
Have you tried the cd's on different computers or on a different cd drives? Ive had many issues with cd drives before, many times the reading laser and mechanisms fail and all sorts of strange things happen. In my experience not being able to read cd's on a CD drive or DVD drive is almost never a software issue, but acutally almost 99% of the time it is hardware related. I recommend to try those cd's on different machines. If they work on other machines its time to replace the CD drive.
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I had that same problem with windows 7. I could not burn cds from windows media player and I thought it was a problem with the OS. But when I used an external drive that I use to repair or set up new systems, I had no problem burning cds. So, try another burner and see if that might solve your problem.
1)Use a good Lens cleaner CD to clean the lens. 2)Update drivers for the drive. 3)Get the latest firmware from the manufacturers website. and last but not the least -Use only branded good quality blank CDs. These must solve your problem. PLEASE RANK ME APPROPRIATELY.
Create 3 folders - C:\WINXPSP2 C:\SP2 and C:\XPBOOT
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP2
You will have to download the SP2 Update, which is 250MB.
Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP2.EXE
Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:
C:\XP-SP2.EXE -U -X:C:\SP2
Open Start/Run... and type the command:
Folder C:\WINXPSP2contains: Windows XP SP2
How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable
( no download manager !! )
Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT
Start Nero - Burning Rom.
Select File > New... from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT
Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions
Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN
* For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN
Click Burn tab
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once
Press New button
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP2
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.